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>> good evening, from our nation's capital tonight. we are here this evening as the nation prepares to witness the moment that comes once every four years, the presidential inauguration. the constitution requires the inauguration to be held on january 20th, but because the day is sunday, the nation will see it play out tomorrow just behind me at the capital. quietly today, chief justice john roberts administering the oath of office in a private ceremony. the first lady holding her grandmother's bible. their daughters by their sides. all around washington tonight, there's a growing buzz in the air as they get ready. the u.s. marine band rehearsing on the capital steps a short time ago and where the president will deliver his inaugural address tomorrow. authorities are expecting 800,000 people to gather here, a massive number for a president ushering in a second term. we have our team across washington tonight.
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we begin with the quiet ceremony at the white house and our chief white house correspondent, jonathan karl. >> reporter: it was short and sweet. just 42 words. >> so help me god. >> reporter: with that, the seconds term begins. last time around chief justice roberts flubbed the words. >> execute the office -- >> reporter: this time he took notes. tomorrow, president obama will tie a record, taking the oath for the fourth time. there was a flubbed one four years ago, a redo the next day. today's official oath required by the constitution to be done before noon on january 20th and the ceremonial one tomorrow before his inaugural speech. as many oaths since fdr, he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history-making swearing-in of the nation's first african american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again.
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this time, the president will have his hand on two bibles. abraham lincoln's and martin luther king's. in a video released by the white house, the president explained why. >> letting them know there's a connection between me being here and the sacrifices of those in the past, which i think is entirely fitting. >> the man who ran obama's re-election campaign says the president will use his big speech tomorrow, in part, to reach out to some of those who voted against him. >> you'll see a president who wants to work across party lines to get things done. i think that's what the country wants. >> reporter: after today's oath was complete, the president's 11-year-old daughter was happy to see dad got the words right. >> i did it. >> you didn't mess up. >> we got a kick out of that today, the chief justice bringing notes to the white house. >> not going to mess up this time. >> the president made history here four years ago. a lot at stake. what does he have to accomplish tomorrow? >> this is a chance to set the tone. it's not a policy speech.
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you're not going to be hearing about what policies he'll pursue. but this is a huge audience, maybe the second biggest audience of his presidency. he wants to set a tone and to reach out to some of those who voted against him. >> the other big issue is security. they put up cell towers, so people with their ipads and iphones don't crash the communication system. cecilia vega takes us inside the command center and along the route the president will take. >> reporter: they will be everywhere. snipers dotting rooftops, the coast guard patrolling waterways. military fighter jets enforcing a no-fly zone. 13,000 security personnel blanketing the washington mall on monday. >> protecting an event this large, complex, with this many different venues, with this many people coming, requires a lot of coordination and a lot of organization. >> reporter: all coordinating here. the multi-agency communication center overseen by the secret service at an undisclosed location. they'll monitor surveillance images and potential threats.
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the fbi says there are currently no credible threats for monday. the 2009 inauguration was a logistical nightmare. hundreds of ticket holders getting stuck in a tunnel. authorities say this time will be better. >> it's always such a different feel when you come down for the inauguration. there's extensive signage, there are way finders. we have social media sites that you can follow. >> this year there's an app for that. it picks up where you are, tells you where the viewing screens are and the nearby events, telling me, i'm right on the parade route. along that 1.2 mile stretch of pennsylvania avenue, from the capital steps to the white house, undercover officers and s.w.a.t. teams out in full force. >> cecilia is with us now. you were telling me, they're expecting a crowd larger than the second inaugurals for presidents clinton and bush tomorrow. >> you say about 800,000 or so people. we crunched the numbers. one officer for every 61 people present. so a lot of law enforcement on the streets.
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the president will be watching from behind a bullet-proof glass viewing area. big question. will he get out and walk with the crowd? we saw him do it three times in 2009. the white house isn't saying officially whether he'll be out, but i bet he will. >> we'll be watching. i can see you fixing your hair. there's wind now. it was a glorious day here in washington. sunny and warm. but look at what's happened before here in the capital. you'll remember in previous years, during the reagan administration, his second inaugural was a lot worse. so cold they had to go inside. snow filling the stands. in 1937, it was the wettest january on record. fdr decided if the crowd could handle the elements, so could he. he rode through the streets in an open car. just before we came on the air, we checked the forecast. they're expecting 30s, chilly, but not bad. we're grateful for that. rain or shine the abc news team will be here throughout the day with live coverage starting with "good morning america" and continuing throughout the day.
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the entire team along the parade route. we'll see you tomorrow. in the meantime, we continue on the note about weather and bitter cold freezing a big stretch of the country tonight. blowing arctic winds along with it and clayton sandell is tracking the front for us. >> reporter: a weekend weather mess across the plains and midwest. >> this year definitely the worst i've seen. >> reporter: around fargo, north dakota, roads were barely drivable. sub-zero blizzards bringing 50-mile-an-hour winds. >> got the white-knuckle grip trying to hold it on the road. >> reporter: across the detroit area, those winds knocked out power to about 200,000 customers. in utah, icy roads turned highways deadly. garrett barker and kel halterman were in a pickup that careened over a guard rail in salt lake city, crashing 30 feet below. the young couple, their unborn baby and four dogs were killed. by monday much of the northeast
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can expect snow and cold. the upper midwest is already in a deep freeze. a minus-14 windchill in wisconsin today. cold enough to turn boiling water into freezing mist. and as for those bitter cold temperatures that gripped much of the west last week, they've moved on. in denver today, a balmy 46 degrees. david? >> clayton, our thanks to you. we're going to turn overseas now to the aftermath of that terror attack in north africa. today bomb squads making sure the facility is now safe. but they also made a grim discovery. dozens more bodies. the death toll now at 81. as we hear from those who survived, word of a chilling message from the man who claimed to have planned it all. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: as the bodies of more hostages were being discovered inside the saharan desert facility today, many badly burned or maimed, the absolute horror of their
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experience became clear. in recordings of phone calls made by one hostage in broken english to authorities outside as broadcast on algerian tv. >> we have prisoners. we have hostages with bombs on the body. please call back, please call back. >> reporter: an al qaeda commander followed up with this in arabic. we will kill the american hostages here. we will slaughter them. we will not kill them. we will slaughter them. survivors said one captor spoke excellent english and may have been from canada and that many terrorists were dressed as security guards. making the decision to run for it difficult. >> when you don't know what's out there, and we know that the terrorists seem the same as the security forces, it was a huge decision, do you stay or do you go? >> reporter: the rogue al qaeda leader, mokhtar belmokhtar, has now taken credit for the attack according to an african website today.
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we and al qaeda announced this blessed operation, he was reported to have said. the chairman of the house intelligence committee told abc news, the u.s. knew the al qaeda group was looking for a western target in the area. >> we didn't know for sure it would be this place under those circumstances, but we knew they were trying to find and complete a target against a western target which this clearly was. >> of the ten americans at the plant, seven escaped or were freed. one is confirmed dead. still no word, but growing concern about the fate of two others who were believed to be inside during the final assault, david, by the algerian army. >> brian, thank you. turning now to a troubling headline out of new mexico tonight. a terrible shooting incident. police say a teenage boy about 15 years old, facing murder charges for the deaths of a man, woman, and three children at a rural home near albuquerque. investigators say several weapons were found at the scene, including an assault-type rifle and that the victims were all
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shot multiple times. just a day after thousands of gun owners rallied in state capitals across this country. the campaign was organized to push back against the drive by president obama to reign in gun violence in this country. david kerley is at the white house tonight. >> reporter: a scramble at a gun show. dozens run in raleigh, after a shot gun is accidentally fired. three people hit. in two other states, two other accidental shootings at gun shows with two more injured. but it wasn't chaotic everywhere. >> hey, we finally made it in! >> reporter: calling it "guns across america," supporters turned out at rallies and gun shows, opposing the president's plan. >> tell americans they can't have something, they're going to go out and get it. >> reporter: gun control was not on the president's second-term agenda until what he called, the worst day of his presidency when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence.
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>> protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some of his proposals. gun show background checks, an owner database, banning high-capacity magazine clips. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans -- >> reporter: and it's not just republicans. the white house admits not all democrats are on board. >> i do think things have changed since newtown. we're going to twist the arms of democrats, republicans and engage the american people in this debate. >> reporter: supporters both inside and outside the white house are said to be planning a 50-state strategy to try to get some of these measures through congress. david? >> david kerley tonight across town at the white house, thank you. we have a sports note tonight about the man known simply as stan the man. tonight baseball fans are mourning the loss of stan musial. he helped the st. louis cardinals win three world series titles in the 1940s.
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he's considered one of the greatest hitters in baseball history. he received the medal of freedom from president obama in 2011. stan musial died yesterday at the age of 92. still much more ahead on "world news." from washington, brand new fall-out in that twisted tale of the football star who broke his silence right here about that elaborate hoax. tonight what we've learned, could there have been other victims? and every four years, who was it behind the idea we needed more than one inaugural ball? and which president broke the record? do you often experience the feeling of a dry mouth? it can be the side effect of many medications. dry mouth can be frustrating...
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people duped by a social media prankster who fabricated an entirely new person who for years acted as tessi's pal and the notre dame star's girlfriend. >> te'o wrote, she keeps talking like she knows everyone and i'm thinking it's a prank. >> reporter: he was questioning whether she was real as far back as 2010. who created that fake person that fooled so many? ♪ >> reporter: victims say ronaiah tuiasosopo, a devout leader christian musician and church leader, posting dozens of videos on youtube. >> what's up, everyone? >> reporter: but secretly, he was enlisting friends and even his 9-year-old sister to trick the notre dame line backer into believing his fake girlfriend was real. the nearly four-year deception began to unravel in early december when te'o received a call from lennay kekua, the girlfriend he thought was real, three months after she was supposed to have died of leukemia. >> and i went on a rampage.
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like how could you do this to me? >> we know five people who have been duped into believing this beautiful woman was real. hearts have been broken, reputations tarnished, but so far no crime committed, no charges pressed. >> matt gutman reporting on this case again tonight. our thanks to you. when we come back, you'll remember this familiar theme. ♪ batman >> holy price tag batman, you are not going to believe what someone paid for the bat mobile. and what's more, where he plans to park it. ♪ ark it. ♪ i gave birth to my daughter on may 18th,
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dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. turning now to the instant index on sunday night. starting with a car that was bought for one dollar and sold for $4.6 million at auction this weekend. it isn't just any car. ♪ >> we're talking about the bat mobile driven by adam west in the 1960s series "batman." it was a 1955 lincoln that was purchased for a dollar and turned into the bat mobile in 15 days. the new owner says he plans to tear down a wall and keep the bat mobile in his living room. our person who might turn one of the balls here in washington into the hottest ticket in town. add lady gaga to the list of divas performing, including beyonce, alicia keys, and katy perry. lady gaga set to perform at the ball on tuesday night. no word on what the singer will sing or, perhaps more importantly, what she'll show up wearing. turning now to the quote.
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coming from the man making the inaugural cakes. he says glitter is going to be all over the place. his crew is working around the clock on six cakes, including a replica of the white house and the main cake, the presidential seal which will weigh 50 pounds, and be covered in star, stripes, glitter, and lots of butter-cream frosting, we're told. if there's something that catches your eye during the inauguration, you can tweet me at david muir on twitter. a note about tomorrow night's "world news," we headed out all over washington to where they're selling souvenirs. we wanted to check for the three words, since it's the presidential inauguration. did we find, made in america? that's tomorrow right here on "world news." when we come back tonight, we head back to the inaugural balls of the past. who was it that wanted more than one inaugural ball? and who did frank sinatra perform for? we're back in a moment. [ female announcer ] need help keeping your digestive balance?
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it wasn't called an inaugural ball, but george washington did hold one, one week after his inauguration in 1789, 300 guests. our first president is said to have danced the minuet. the tradition officially began with james madison. first lady dolly madison hosting. a heavy cost at the time, $4 to get in. while dolly is said to have enjoyed the ball, her husband remarked, i would much rather be in bed. ♪ in 1865, the ball following lincoln's second inauguration, 4,000 dancing the waltz. at midnight, oysters, roast beef and lobster were served on a giant table. the "new york times" reporting that table, soon a mess. frightful to behold, in their words. >> washington turned out in all her splendor for the inaugural balls to be held in honor of the president. >> after world war ii, this idea of multiple balls. the eisenhowers dancing here. at one of four different galas. the president and mrs. kennedy
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leaving the white house for five balls in 1961. and who was waiting? ♪ you make me feel so young >> frank sinatra. jfk started the tradition of inviting the famous to enjoy the fanfare. ♪ more than two decades later, the reagans dazzling the crowd with the salsa. lionel hampton playing tuxedo junction. in 1989, an exuberant george h.w. bush and first lady barbara bush. ♪ the song, i could have danced all night. ♪ his son, george w. bush, dancing with first lady laura bush for just seconds. less than a minute on each ball they attended. ♪ make a wish baby >> the clintons dancing to "make a wish." >> and there was that saxophone moment. at his second inaugural. ♪ unforgettable. >> what was unforgettable was the number of balls that year, 14 of them.
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and four years ago -- ♪ at last >> beyonce, the first performance for the first couple, ten balls. and in between balls, the obamas riding in a golf cart giving their feet a rest. and that moment in a freight elevator, the first lady wrapped in her husband's jacket to keep warm. she'll need that jacket tomorrow here. pretty windy out here at the capital. our inaugural coverage begins tomorrow with a special edition of "good morning america." see you tomorrow. goodnight. >> next at 6:00, they did it. the niners are nfc champs can
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going to the super bowl. >> the frenzy here in the bay area as fans get excited for super bowl xlvii. >> a different sort of scene at half moon bay as surfers try to catch the perfect with a at mavericks. abc7 news at 6:00 starts right now. >> the game is over. the 49ers are going to the super bowl. >> this thing went down to the wire, but the 49ers managed to hang on and beat the falcons in atlanta, and now they're going to the super bowl. >> and the fans went crazy across the bay area, celebrating the big win. we have live team coverage tonight. good evening, and thank you for joining us, i'm ama daetz. >> larry: i'm larry beil. the niners were down 17-0 early. matt ryan, the former cal star, tony gonzalez, who might have played his last game in the nfl. falcons by ten at the halve.
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second half, niners take control. nine ares win up 28-24 in the fourth. the defense was spectacular in the second half. atlanta did not score in the second half. and came down to fourth down and the niners break up a pass over the middle. bowman there, as the niners hang on 28-24. they're going to the super bowl for the sixth time in franchise history. >> we do have team coverage tonight as we said. john alston and lillian kim are with fans alert alert but we start with mike shumann who watched the game live in atlanta. was it elation or relief in the niner locker room after this one? >> mike: actually, i think it was a little bit of both. very'slike yet excited but they have one more victory to go. i mentioned earlier, the 49ers are the first anymore nfl history to make it to the super bowl with a second year head coach and

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